This week, To-Go students practiced important skills used by Marine Engineers! Girls identified properties of different plastics, then applied this knowledge to a marine animal rescue device!
Girls prepared for the activity by discussing what they already knew about plastics. Students talked about everyday objects that contained plastic, how they disposed of these objects, and what properties these objects possessed. Next, each table worked together to determine properties of different plastic samples. Students observed the transparency, luster, brittleness, and rigidness of each plastic piece, then tested each piece for buoyancy.